Saturday, August 19, 2017
EPA chief set to speak at National Water Policy Forum

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was set to speak today at the National Water Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., calling for the protection of U.S. streams and wetlands. McCarthy’s remarks primarily will focus on those waters, which are vulnerable to pollution and destruction, because of their role in providing a third of Americans' drinking water.
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House subcommittee to host hearing on EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan

The House Subcommittee on Energy and Power will host a hearing tomorrow on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan and the Ratepayer Protection Act that was drafted in response to it.
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Students to compete at EPA's annual Sustainable Design Expo

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Friday that Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg will open the 11th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on Saturday in Alexandria, Virginia. This exposition draws college student teams from around the country to showcase their work in sustainable design, with the chance to win the agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet Award.
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University of Arkansas professor calls for EPA approval of neonicotinoid pesticides

A University of Arkansas department of entomology professor says neonicotinoids do not harm pollinators, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should not delay approving new applications for using the pesticides.
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NASA's eyes in sky to help agencies monitor algae blooms

In conjunction with three key federal agencies, NASA expects to transform satellite data intended for probing marine biology into useful information to help curtail freshwater algae, the agency said on Tuesday. Together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey, NASA will use ocean color satellite data to help create an early-warning gauge to monitor toxic and nuisance algal blooms in freshwater systems.
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EPA awaits honeybee data before approving neonicotinoids

The Environmental Protection Agency recently informed individual registrants of nitroguanidine-based neonicotinoid pesticides in a letter that approval for outdoor usage may be postponed until the agency completes risk assessments for bee safety.
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FERC chief: EPA aids effort for smooth Clean Power Plan transition

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Colette Honorable said on Wednesday that the FERC is working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure electricity reliability as the EPA's landmark rule on greenhouse-gas emissions is implemented.
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EPA joins other federal agencies in solar purchasing agreement

Following President Obama's executive order for federal agencies to reduce greenhouse emissions and increase renewable energy use, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Energy and General Services Administration in announcing the first federal partnership for solar power purchasing.
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Ohio sues U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over Cleveland Harbor dredging project

Ohio announced on Tuesday, through several governmental departments, that it has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its plan to dump materials dredged from the Cleveland Harbor into Lake Erie and not to dredge the entire navigation channel.
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New EPA website allows users to track public water system compliance

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a new website that will allow users to access data on public water systems' compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act (SWDA).
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Portland bans neonicotinoid pesticides

Pesticide has been linked to negative impact on bees and the environment.
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Washington, D.C, leads list of cities with most Energy Star buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 25 that Washington, D.C., ranked first on their list of 2014 Energy Star Top Cities, which ranks the number of Energy Star certified buildings in U.S. metropolitan areas.
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Abt Associates to aid EPA on drinking water project

The Environmental Protection Agency and Abt Associates announced on April 2 that they had a new blanket purchase agreement for water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools related to drinking water contaminate regulations.
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U.S. Chamber accuses EPA of misleading public on pollutants, costs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report on Thursday that is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data and recommendations on pollutants and the costs associated with regulating them. Released as the EPA is facing criticism on several fronts over a proposed rule that would allow it to regulate specific pollutants, the report said the EPA failed to communicate to the public that the benefits achieved by past regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule,
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EPA settles with MO property owner in CWA violation action

Jefferson County man allegedly discharged fill material into Belews Creek tributary.
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Western Carolina University student wins EPA fellowship grant

Marisa Taylor one of 34 winners who will receive up to $50,000 from Greater Research Opportunities.
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EPA Region 10 completed more than 25 enforcement actions at end of 2014

Washington led states in actions taken by EPA to ensure safety of air, land and water.
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EPA: New neonicotinoid permits won't be OK'd ahead of study results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that it will not approve new applications for neonicotinoid pesticide use until new data on the risks to honeybees has been submitted and assessed. The EPA said that in an ongoing effort to protect pollinators, the agency sent letters to registrants of neonicotinoids, telling them that it has required new bee-safety studies for its ongoing registration review process.
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Baylor, University of North Texas students win EPA grants

Funding is part of EPA's Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship program.
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